New company utilizes VA Claims Agents in place of attorneys to navigate VA bureaucracy and deliver faster, more economical service
BOSTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – For veterans with a service-connected injury, filing a disability claim with the Veteran’s Administration and winning a just award just got a lot easier. Veterans Claims Advocates today announced that it is now offering fast, affordable VA claims services to veterans with service-connected disabilities. Utilizing VA-licensed Claim Agents, the company provides a low-cost, streamlined alternative to attorney-based claims representation.
“Some attorneys offer VA services,” noted Kathleen McCoy, vice president of marketing at Veterans Claims Advocates, “but they are not required to receive specialized training in veteran’s advocacy, so many are ill-equipped to deal effectively with the VA bureaucracy. VA representation is also not as lucrative as many other areas of personal injury practice, so attorneys typically accept only the easiest cases with the largest award potential. This leaves the vast majority of veterans to fend for themselves.”
Veterans Claims Advocates expedites claims by utilizing accredited VA Claims Agents who are experts in all aspects of the claims process, from submittal and substantiation, to appeal and adjudication. Veterans Claims Advocates’ Claims Agents receive specialized training in veteran’s advocacy and must pass a thorough exam before they can be accredited to represent veterans before the Veterans Administration. This insider’s understanding of the claims process, together with their exclusive focus on veteran’s advocacy, enables them to navigate the VA bureaucracy quickly and effectively, obtaining the largest possible awards for all claims, large and small. Veterans Claims Advocates does initial claim filings at no cost to the veteran, and receives no compensation unless they prevail and secure an award for the veteran.
Many veterans prefer to pursue their own claims with the VA without representation. Navigating the VA bureaucracy, however, can be a daunting task, especially for veterans suffering from severe mental or physical disabilities who lack the resources and wherewithal to pursue complex claims. Thirty-one percent of all initial VA claims are rejected out of hand, 60% of those in error. From there, the appeal process is an uphill battle. The average VA claim takes more than one year to process, and the appeals process can stretch on for years.
Veterans Claims Advocates stands ready to step in at any phase of the claims process, even after a claim has been denied. Our claims agents will breathe new life into your claim, strengthen it, and take it up the appeal chain, from the VA Regional office, to the Board of Veteran’s Appeals in Washington DC, and if need be, to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
For more information on Veterans Claims Advocates, or to file or appeal a VA disability claim, please contact Veterans Claims Advocates at 855-464-8387, or on the web at www.injuredintheservice.com.